CVE-2018-5188

Impact:
Critical
Public Date:
2018-06-26
CWE:
CWE-120
Bugzilla:
1595040: CVE-2018-5188 Mozilla: Memory safety bugs fixed in Firefox 61, Firefox ESR 60.1, and Firefox ESR 52.9

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Memory safety bugs present in Firefox 60, Firefox ESR 60, and Firefox ESR 52.8. Some of these bugs showed evidence of memory corruption and we presume that with enough effort that some of these could be exploited to run arbitrary code. This vulnerability affects Thunderbird < 60, Thunderbird < 52.9, Firefox ESR < 60.1, Firefox ESR < 52.9, and Firefox < 61.

Find out more about CVE-2018-5188 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v3 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v3 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

CVSS3 Base Score 8.8
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction Required
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (firefox) RHSA-2018:2113 2018-06-28
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (thunderbird) RHSA-2018:2252 2018-07-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (thunderbird) RHSA-2018:2251 2018-07-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (firefox) RHSA-2018:2112 2018-06-28

Acknowledgements

Red Hat would like to thank the Mozilla project for reporting this issue. Upstream acknowledges Alex Gaynor, Christoph Diehl, Christian Holler, Jason Kratzer, David Major, Jon Coppeard, Nicolas B. Pierron, Marcia Knous, and Ronald Crane as the original reporters.

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